Silver Sycamore is making good progress and made all to score over the trip at Leopardstown. She can improve again but faces stronger opposition here including the Ballydoyle pair VAULT and East Meets West. The latter has a victory over the course to his credit but it's the former, who has been running at a much higher level since his Galway nursery victory, who gets the vote. Buffalo Billy looked a very nice type when beating Absolute Crackers at Tipperary while Jemima's Pearl won easily here in August though she's held by Vault on earlier form. Seanie needed his opening run behind Buffalo Billy and still looked in need of experience despite scoring readily at Fairyhouse.
Bible Black (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Prominent, struggling from over 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Born To Sea (9-1) at Curragh 6f 2yo lst stk (1) sft in Sep.
Buffalo Billy (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, soon 4th, challenged under pressure and led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn gd in Aug beating Absolute Crackers (8-12) by 1l, 13 ran.
Captain Obvious (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Chased leaders on outer, 5th halfway, no threat from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 6, 11l behind Lightening Pearl (8-12) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
East Meets West (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Led and disputed, narrow lead entering straight, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, just prevailed close home, won at Dundalk 7f 2yo stks pol in Sep beating Pitlochry (9-0) by hd, 6 ran.
Seanie (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway on outer to chase leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, wandered a bit closing stages, won at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo aut in Sep beating Absolute Crackers (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 18 ran.
Vault (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Prominent, 3rd halfway, no extra from under 2f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind Power (9-1) at Curragh 7f 2yo Grp 1 (1) sft in Sep.
Jemima's Pearl (USA) 4-1 (9-0) Soon led and made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll pol in Aug beating Mahaazen (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Khaos (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Made virtually all, strongly pressed from 2f out, kept on best under pressure inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Sep beating Multitasking (9-0) by nk, 14 ran.
Naseem Sea (IRE) 2-1fav (8-13) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 2f out, no impression leader over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind French Emperor (9-4) at Naas 6f 2yo aut gf in Aug.
Silver Sycamore (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden clear from 2f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gd in Sep beating Oh So Lucy (9-0) by 3l, 11 ran.